1. 'Cruise' Co-Writer Chase Rice Goes 'Bigger' With 'Ready Set Roll'

    October 15, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Regardless of what happens next in his career, Chase Rice knows that he will be attached to one of the biggest country chart singles in Billboard history: Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise." Rice, one of the co-writers of the song, says that making his initial impact on the…

  2. The Wanted Turns Serious in 'Show Me Love (America)' Video: Watch

    October 14, 2013 5:50 PM EDT The Wanted boys are no strangers to fun -- remember when they were "Chasing The Sun," or informing us that they are glad we came to their party on "Glad You Came"? However, the vocal group is smile-free in its new music video for "Show Me Love (America)," a…

  3. Miley Cyrus Smashes U.K. Charts As 'Wrecking Ball,' 'Bangerz' Open At No. 1

    October 14, 2013 4:37 AM EDT Miley Cyrus scored a double victory on the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (Oct. 13), debuting at No. 1 on the singles survey with “Wrecking Ball” and the album list with “Bangerz” (RCA/Sony). Cyrus is the first artist this year to top the flagship charts simultaneously. “Bangerz” is her…

  4. Prince Royce Takes Major Step With 'Soy el Mismo': Watch a Track-By-Track Interview

    October 08, 2013 10:30 AM EDT In 2002, when he was 13 years old, Geoffrey Rojas decided he wanted to be a singer. It took him six years to develop a sound, a look and an identity, to turn himself into Prince Royce. It took him another two years to top the charts, and one more to release the top-selling Latin…

  5. Haim's 'Days Are Gone' Wins U.K. Chart Battle, Justin Timberlake No. 2

    October 07, 2013 7:16 AM EDT In two of the closest finishes in recent chart history, Haim’s “Days Are Gone” album (Polydor/Universal) debuted at No. 1 and OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars” (Interscope/Universal) climbed 3-1 on the singles chart Oct. 6 to give each act its first U.K. No. 1. The Haim album had been second…

  6. 'Glee' Recap: Beatlemania and Demi Lovato Shine as Story Shifts to New York

    October 04, 2013 9:40 AM EDT The Beatles onslaught continues on “Glee,” this time focusing on the more experimental later years of the group. This parallels into our players maturing and gaining confidence, with varying degrees of success. Or, well, pretty clear-cut lines of success. The young adults in New York are…

  7. Five For Fighting Not 'Chasing Fads'

    October 03, 2013 8:00 AM EDT "At this point in my career, every album could be my last album," says John Ondrasik. "We wanted to at least give it the full 100 percent, and that's probably why we made such a good record" Sounding "modern" was John Ondrasik's goal for "…

  8. Cher Answers Fan Questions: Madonna, 80s Medleys & Touring With Her Mom (Video)

    September 30, 2013 6:05 PM EDT With the arrival of Cher's first album in more than a decade, "Closer to the Truth," Billboard sat down with the diva to talk about the new release -- plus ask her fan-submitted questions. The first part of our interview at her home in Malibu, California -- where the diva…

  9. 7. Austin Mahone: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 25, 2013 12:12 PM EDT Last Year's Ranking: Ones to Watch Birthdate: April 4, 1996 (age 17) Why He's Hot: Austin Mahone has officially crossed over after spending years growing a fan base through YouTube performance and social media. This year, the rising pop singer scored his first-ever Hot 100 single…

  10. AEG Live Wraps Its Defense In Civil Trial Over Michael Jackson’s Death

    September 18, 2013 10:17 PM EDT Lawyers for concert promoter AEG Live LLC rested their defense Wednesday with testimony from a longtime friend and doctor of Michael Jackson in the negligence case filed by Jackson’s mother over his death. The trial is in its 21st week and jurors are expected to begin deliberations next…

  11. 'Chasing Nashville' TV Series to Follow Aspiring Stars From Appalachia

    September 18, 2013 9:30 AM EDT Each day, there's at least a handful of aspiring artists that cross the Davidson County border in search of fame and stardom. Some of those stories will soon be documented in a brand new Lifetime weekly series that will show the highs, lows, and heartbreak that comes with the search…

  12. Rick Ross Talks Reebok Partnership, Jay-Z & 'Self Made 3' Album

    September 17, 2013 6:42 PM EDT Even though Rick Ross lost his deal with Reebok this year, the Miami-based rapper continues to sport and promote the sneaker brand. "I'm still supporting Reebok. I'm still wearing Reebok," he said in an interview last week. "It's nothing more than that. I'…

  13. Mariah Carey's 'Music Box' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    August 31, 2013 1:34 PM EDT As far as Mariah Carey albums go, 1993's "Music Box" is awfully front-loaded. From the opening notes of "Dreamlover," which feature Mariah trilling in her signature whistle octave, straight into mega-ballad "Hero" and the take-it-to-church "…

  14. Liberace’s One-Time Las Vegas Mansion Sells For Just $500,000

    August 30, 2013 12:20 AM EDT A 15,000-square-foot Las Vegas mansion once owned by Liberace was sold for $500,000 in cash to a British businessman who said he learned to play the piano after being inspired by the flamboyant performer. The buyer - Martyn Ravenhill - closed the deal on Aug. 23 for $29,000 below its list…

  15. New Politics Studio Session: Watch Two Performances and Q&A

    August 20, 2013 5:02 PM EDT "Shake it like a bad girl out in Harlem," goes "Harlem," the breakout hit of Danish rockers New Politics, who (literally) shook it all over Billboard's studio's in this live Q&A and performance session. Frontman David Boyd flashes some killer impromptu…

  16. Britain's ITV Chases Simon Cowell For 'X Factor' Return

    August 15, 2013 1:51 AM EDT U.K. broadcaster ITV is making another push to get Simon Cowell to return as a judge on the U.K. edition of "X Factor" as part of negotiations to extend the talent show's run here beyond its upcoming 10th season. A current three-year contract between ITV, producer Syco, the…

  17. Billy Currington Set to Face Court on Charges of Terrorist Threats, Abuse

    August 15, 2013 12:30 AM EDT A judge Wednesday scheduled an Oct. 4 trial date for country singer Billy Currington, who was charged in the spring with threatening a 70-year-old tour boat captain who cruised past the dock of a $3.5 million waterfront home in Georgia where the singer was staying. Currington's…

  18. Radio Praises New Katy Perry, Lady Gaga Singles

    August 13, 2013 4:25 PM EDT Perry's 'Roar' and Lady Gaga's 'Applause' have blasted into the Pop Songs building chart's top 20, with PDs excited about the superstars' returns Just as the new tracks from Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are heading for big debuts on Billboard's…

  19. 'Breaking Bad' Character Playlist: 8 Songs For The Final Season

    August 09, 2013 2:30 PM EDT From Linkin Park to Taylor Swift, check out the tracks that capture the major characters on the AMC drama. On Sunday night (Aug. 11), AMC's "Breaking Bad" kicks off its final season, beginning the end of the road for the Emmy-winning drama about one likable man evolving…

  20. 615 Spotlight: Erin Enderlin's 'Labor of Love'

    August 07, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Erin Enderlin – who releases her new EP "I Let Her Talk" next week, is excited about getting some new music out to the public. After all, she's been working on it for a while. "It's so cool and exciting," Enderlin told Billboard. "I feel…

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